Program Requirements

Master of Business Administration

This 30-hour MBA program can be completed in one year or six years – at your pace. Students typically progress through the program by taking a balance of core and concentration courses.  Self-study toolkits will be offered to all in the program to refresh or improve foundational business knowledge.


The number of credits for each course is designated in parentheses after the course title. Requirements will vary based on program concentration.

MBA Foundation Business Toolkits

Students admitted to the program have access to the following self-study toolkits, intended to support their program success. Toolkits will be offered in:

Financial and Managerial Accounting


Micro and Macro Economics

Core Courses :  15 credits

Accounting , General Management and Pharmaceutical Industry Concentrations - 15 credits

  • GMGT 643 - Quantitative Methods and Introductory Analytics (3)
  • GMGT 680 - Marketing Concepts and Strategy (3)
  • GMGT 681- Capstone: Business Strategy and Policy (3)
  • GMGT 682 - Financial Management II (3)
  • GMGT 685 - Leadership Development (3)

Health Systems Management Concentration - 15 credits

  • Choose ONE:
    • GMGT 641 - Project Management (3)
    • GMGT 643 - Quantitative Methods and Introductory Analytics (3)
  • GMGT 680 - Marketing Concepts and Strategy (3)
  • GMGT 681 - Capstone Business Strategy and Policy (3)
  • GMGT 682 - Financial Management II (3)
  • GMGT 685 - Leadership Development (3)

Concentration Courses - 15  credits

Concentration courses (chosen from below) to equal the required number of credits.

Accounting Concentration - 15 credits

  • GMGT 647 - Advanced Topics in Federal Taxation (3)
  • GMGT 648 - Accounting and Business Analytics (3)
  • GMGT 649 - Commercial Law and Professional Responsibilities (3)
  • GMGT 695-  Accounting Theory/ Research (3)
  • Choose ONE:
    • GMGT 671 - Forensic Accounting (3)
    • GMGT 673 - Valuation (3)
General Management Concentration - 15 credits
  • GMGT 617 - Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management (3)
  • Choose ANY FOUR:
    • GMGT 615 - Corporate Governance (3)
    • GMGT 644 - Better Thinking (3)
    • GMGT 645 - Negotiations and Mediation (3)
    • GMGT 671/672 - GMGT Electives (3)*

*There are special topics (671/672) and other elective courses offered each semester on a rotating basis from which you can select coursework to comprise the required 15 credit hours. New courses are added and others dropped as the business worlds changes. Consult with your advisor as needed for course selection. Any combination of GMGT 617 ( Organizational Behavior/HR) and special topics or  elective courses will satisfy the 15 credit general management concentration requirement.

Health Systems Management Concentration - 15 credits
  • GNUR 704 - Advanced Technology and Information Systems for Clinical Management (3)
  • GNUR 706 - Healthcare Systems, Policy & Law (3)
  • GNUR 707 - Biostatistics and Epidemiology (3)
  • GNUR 710 - Complex Population Health (3)
  • GMGT 6XX - Graduate Management Elective (3) *

* please consult with Academic Advisor for an appropriate elective topic.

Pharmaceutical Industry Concentration - 15 credits

Students are required to take 15 credit hours from the following list:

  • PHAR 3123 - Clinical Application of Epidemiology I (2)
  • PHAR 3135 - Healthcare Delivery (3)
  • PHAR 3218 - Introduction to Diversity (1)
  • PHAR 3226 - State Pharmacy Law (2)
  • PHAR 4135 - Communications and Counseling Skills (3)
  • PHAR 4223 - Clinical Application of Epidemiology II (2)
  • PHAR 4236 - Population-Based Healthcare (2)
  • PHAR 5125 - Ethics in Pharmacy Practice (2)
  • PHAR 5225 - Federal Pharmacy Law (2)
  • PHAR 5236 - Managing Practice and Personnel (3)

Note: (PHAR 4135 or 3226/5225) and (PHAR 4236 or 5236) are required. Pharmacy classes are offered on campus during the day. Please consult with your Pharmacy advisor on course selection.

Total: 30 credits

Joint Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration (Pharm.D./MBA)

The School of Business and the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher University have established a Pharm.D./MBA program. The goal of this cooperative program is to educate students to assume responsibilities associated with management, executive, and administrative positions within the healthcare pharmaceutical industry, as well as health care delivery systems that provide pharmaceutical information, services, and products to patients.

The Wegmans School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and the School of Business MBA program is accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Both programs are individually and jointly registered with NYSED.

Candidates for this degree program must first meet the entrance and admissions requirements for the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Students may apply to the MBA program after successful completion of their first professional year in pharmacy by completing a Petition for Change of Program form, available through the Pharmacy Department. Pharmacy students who have at least 90 credit hours of undergraduate and/or graduate coursework may take up to six (6) credits of the MBA Core Courses prior to applying to this program, consistent with current graduate school policy. It is highly recommended that pharmacy students take undergraduate business courses in economics, statistics, and finance or complete the Business Tool kits in these areas.

The Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration degrees will be granted individually as each degree program requirements are met.

At any point, should a student no longer wish to pursue the Pharm.D./MBA degree program, he/she will need to petition for a change of program and move to the standalone pharmacy degree program to complete the degree requirements. After a student completes the pharmacy degree, should he/she wish to re-enroll in the MBA program, an accelerated application will need to be completed and any new degree requirements met.

Students will be billed standard tuition costs as associated with the pharmacy program, which can include up to six (6) credit hours of MBA coursework approved to satisfy pharmacy electives. Students who take six (6) credit hours of MBA foundation coursework in satisfaction of pharmacy elective coursework will not be billed separately for those 6 credit hours, as the courses are included as part of the pharmacy program tuition. Additional MBA courses will be billed at the current per-credit-hour graduate tuition rate. Questions concerning financial aid/billing should be directed to Student Financial Services.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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